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Storm Advisory for June 30: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

Goodbye Lack and Murphy, hello...Scott Hartnell?

NHL: Carolina Hurricanes at Columbus Blue Jackets Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

If you went to bed early...

The Hurricanes traded Eddie Lack and Ryan Murphy to the Calgary Flames last night, in exchange for minor league defenseman Keegan Kanzig and a swap of late-round 2019 draft picks.

Reading Assignments

  • The Hurricanes announced yesterday that Chuck Kaiton, John Forslund and Tripp Tracy will return next season, the 18th year that the three have been together broadcasting the team’s games. [Hurricanes]
  • Among the signings yesterday: Magnus Paajarvi [Blues], Jordan Weal [Flyers] and old friend Kris Versteeg [Flames].
  • Meanwhile, the Blue Jackets have bought out Scott Hartnell, who will cost Columbus a cap hit ranging from $1.25 million to $3 million over the next three seasons. [Blue Jackets]
  • What else is percolating the day before free agency opens? You have questions, Elliotte Friedman has answers. [Sportsnet]
  • Whatever happens on July 1, there will be plenty of dumb to go around the NHL. [The Hockey News]
  • Jaromir Jagr tweeted that he hasn’t received any calls yet as he enters unrestricted free agency. The Panthers say hey, wait a second, we’ve called. Someone’s got some ‘splaining to do. [Associated Press]